Come spend an autumn day in the village and experience what a day in 1900 would have offered. Join in on the fun building a scarecrow, guess the $ amount in the piggy bank, shell corn, grind corn into flour, use an old fashioned hand pump, play games and create activities from autumn items. The popular Dakota City Medallion Hunt will be held again with the prize of $100 being awarded to the finder.
A pumpkin carving contest is being held where you carve your pumpkins at home and bring to Dakota City for judging and display. See below for the rules and registration form.
Drop off your already carved pumpkin at Ahlberg Hall in Dakota City during the following times:
Wednesday, October 18 from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Thursday, October 19 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Judging will take place on Friday, October 20 at 10:00 a.m.
Please see the Pumpkin Carving Rules and Registration by clicking 2017 Dakota City Pumpkin Carving Rules.
Pre-registration is encouraged, but registration can be completed when your pumpkin is entered.
Volunteers will help guests build a small scarecrow. Guests are asked to bring along old child’s clothing to be used to build a Scarecrow. Best articles of clothing to use is long pants and a long sleeved shirt or top. Also all in one outfit with long legs and sleeves. Also a hat or cap may be desired. The event will provide stuffing, straw, and twine. What will your scarecrow look like?
Available for purchase during Autumn Harvest in the Village will be Sloppy Joes, Hot Dogs, Soup, Hot Cider, Coffee, 1919 Rootbeer, Spring Grove Soda, Cookies, Pie, Popcorn and Ice Cream!
Purchase Abdullah Caramel Apples in the General Store this year!
Besides great gifts, you’ll find old fashioned candy and Abdullah Chocolates in the Gift Shop!